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by bjp
10-11-18 7:50 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Force instrument for left hand
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Force instrument for left hand

You are a wizard and Roland is totally lame for ignoring standards.

Yes, that fixed the problem. In the future, is there a better way for me to have discovered this answer than bothering you?
by bjp
10-10-18 8:48 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Force instrument for left hand
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Force instrument for left hand

Well, I'm super bummed. When I switch output to use my software MIDI, I get piano notes when I preview the left hand for Don't Stop Believing. When I switch output to use my real keyboard, I get synth strings when I preview the left hand from Don't Stop Believing. I bought the Synthesia-recommended ...
by bjp
09-21-18 7:01 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Force instrument for left hand
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Force instrument for left hand

Also, Take Me To Church from the song store plays the left hand as strings. This is despite checking the instruments and verifying that Synthesia says Piano for both hands.
by bjp
09-20-18 6:22 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Force instrument for left hand
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Force instrument for left hand

Hmm. Are all of the tracks set to left/right hand also set to piano? I'm not sure what you're asking here, but I'm going to guess the answer is no. Here are some specifics: Frere Jacques: Has strings+piano on right hand, piano only on left hand. Not what I would have done, but seems reasonable (str...
by bjp
09-20-18 6:10 pm
Forum: Modding Synthesia
Topic: Auxiliary display?
Replies: 11
Views: 5987

Re: Auxiliary display?

Haha, it seems as if this idea has been independently discovered by a very large number of people :) My current setup is really just the quickest thing I could throw together for proof of concept -- I'll making something better now that I know it works. I do have one major feature request for this e...
by bjp
09-19-18 7:47 pm
Forum: Modding Synthesia
Topic: Auxiliary display?
Replies: 11
Views: 5987

Re: Auxiliary display?

I'm still very interested in this feature (being able to see the approaching notes aligned with my physical keyboard using a projector), but I tried just throwing up a projector on a stand and manually aligning the on-screen keyboard with the real keys and that actually works surprisingly well. So, ...
by bjp
09-19-18 7:38 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Force instrument for left hand
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Force instrument for left hand

When I'm learning a song with Synthesia, I would like any key I press on the keyboard to play as a piano instrument. Instead, most of the left-hand notes, when practicing the melody, get played as synthetic strings. I like all the background/accompaniment instruments to be different (especially all ...
by bjp
09-14-18 12:27 pm
Forum: Modding Synthesia
Topic: Auxiliary display?
Replies: 11
Views: 5987

Re: Auxiliary display?

You may have better luck (and this would be more useful in the general case for lots of things) making something that used Windows graphics hooks (the way screen-recording apps like Fraps do things) to grab any app's rendering surface and perform a transform on it. Yeah, that does sound cool, but s...
by bjp
09-13-18 1:44 pm
Forum: Modding Synthesia
Topic: Auxiliary display?
Replies: 11
Views: 5987

Re: Auxiliary display?

Hey, that's awesome! Well ok then, project back on :) In the mean time, I tried lining up my projector with the plain Synthesia display and it sort of worked ok. So, maybe instead of going full pixel-by-pixel calibration (a previous project I did professionally was a structured light 3D scanner usin...
by bjp
09-12-18 3:18 pm
Forum: Modding Synthesia
Topic: Auxiliary display?
Replies: 11
Views: 5987

Re: Auxiliary display?

It sounds like you're looking for a MIDI loading/playing library. :D Well yes, but the key thing would be being able to accept Synthesia's real-time timecode updates, plus having Synthesia say which file was loaded. I don't remember how things are encoded in MIDI exactly, but perhaps just outputs o...
by bjp
09-12-18 1:18 pm
Forum: Modding Synthesia
Topic: Auxiliary display?
Replies: 11
Views: 5987

Auxiliary display?

I'm interested in making an auxiliary display for Synthesia and I was wondering how feasible this would be, with regard to interfacing with Synthesia. What I'm planning to do, for context: I'm going to put a big piece of white paper just above the keys of my keyboard and point one of those cheap LED...